HarperCollins has hired BBC’s Radio 1 editor Rachel Mallender to head up its audio book arm.
Research communications platform Kudos is to run a pilot programme aimed at helping find ways to tackle the issue of copyright infringement on scholarly collaboration... Read more
Penguin Random House is recording two editions of its Minecraft novel's audiobook - one narrated by actor Jack Black and the other by actress Samira Wiley - to reflect... Read more
Publons and Springer Nature’s content-sharing initiative SharedIt are both on the shortlist for The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2017.... Read more
Bonnier Publishing UK's Totally Entwined Group has launched a romance e-store and self-publishing platform called First For Romance.
There has been a delay to progress on the planned measure to allow VAT on e-books to be reduced, after the members of the EU's... Read more
Book recommendation site Lovereading has gone into administration a month after seeking a new buyer.
Rights and licensing trading platform IPR License has launched a new service which allows sellers to place “Buy Rights” buttons next to books featured online.... Read more
Amazon is putting on an event for self-published authors in Edinburgh today in partnership with the Alliance for Independent Authors.
Canongate has launched its new website, promising a "uniquely Canongate" experience.
Amazon has launched Prime Reading in the UK for the first time.
The Publishers Association is calling for all political parties to commit to abolishing "unjust" tax on e-books, which it has branded "a tax on learning".... Read more
The European Commission is considering a new law to deal with unfair trading practices after deciding further action is necessary to promote fairness and responsibility... Read more
James Lewis is leaving his role as senior communications officer in the corporate communications team at HarperCollins to join Amazon UK.
The UK’s Society of Authors has raised concerns over the volume of cheap editions being sold on Amazon.co.uk.
Issue No 5766
Friday, July 21 2017
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